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Virtue, Nature, and Moral Agency in the Xunzi

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Xunzi is traditionally identified as the third philosopher in the Confucian tradition, after Confucius and Mencius. Unlike the work of his two predecessors, he wrote complete essays in which he defends his own interpretation of the Confucian position and attacks the positions of others. Within the early Chinese tradition, Xunzi's writings are arguably the most sophisticate ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 15th 2000 by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (first published March 2000)
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May 26, 2014 marked it as philosophy-to-read
No women in this collection, just like Xunzi would have wanted.
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As an in depth critical study of Xunzi's position on human nature and moral self-cultivation, this couldn't be much better. It is thorough and sensitively written.
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